Todd's '97 Jeep Wrangler

Here I am trying to climb up a sand hill. Note the silly grin on my face as I try spinning the street tires on my way to the top. Click here to find out more about what happened when I first took this thing off-road. Or, click here to see pictures and articles from my trip to Camp Jeep in August 1997. 

Various statistics

I bought my new Wrangler on May 16, 1996, after trading in a Chevrolet Beretta that had an expensive coolant leak problem that two dealerships couldn't fix. My Wrangler is red, like in the picture, and has the four-cylinder 2.5 liter engine with a manual transmission. (That was a learning experience.) The pictures are with the stock tires, but I've upgraded them (see below).

Since I bought the Jeep, I've added the following to it:

What's a TJ?

TJ stands for, "Todd's Jeep." Actually, TJ is Chrysler's body code for the new Wrangler. The YJ was the '87-'95 Wrangler (the one with the square headlights), while the CJ was the classic Jeep with round headlights.

Here's my Jeep near the Black Dog power plant. Yay, stacks.

Why a Wrangler?

My father asked me, "Why in the hell would you want to buy a Jeep?" (He thought I should have bought a Saturn.) I bought my Wrangler for a few reasons:

More Stuff

Here's the '97 Jeep Wrangler Frequently Asked List, which I put together to educate other new Jeep owners and prospective owners.

Disclaimer: Jeep's lawyers will come after me if I forget to mention that Jeep is a trademark of Chrysler Corporation. 

Since October 10, 1996,  curious souls have looked at this page.  Click here to contact me.

And, if you're curious to see if I ever update this page, click here for the modification log.

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